Possibly he was taking the colors and tints from the sky that have given the glow to so many of his pictures, to be used at a later time, for though he lived abroad many years he returned to America in 1860, and from the following item in the Art journal, May, 1875, we may infer that Medford was placed under contribution for art's sake: Brown's Sunrise, Genoa , is one of those gorgeous, idealized, hazy Italian scenes, for which this artist is so much noted, in the vein of Turner.
Is it not something to have had with us an artist whose pictures are to be seen in the Boston Art Club and Boston Athenaeum, and were found in the homes of Governor Claflin, Governor Fairbanks of Vermont, Henry Ward Beecher and Edward VII of England, who as Prince of Wales purchased during his visit to this country Brown's Crown of New England?
Rev. John Pierpont, who had been minister to the First Parish, died in 1866 while visiting in the place of his labors.
So eminent an artist